Benjamin Doller

  • EVP | Chairman, Americas
New York


Benjamin Doller joined Sotheby’s in 1979 and in his almost 45 years with the Company has sold well over $2 billion in art. He is a Senior Expert in 19th and 20th Century European & British Art, while working primarily in the Impressionist and Modern field. During his tenure at Sotheby’s he has held roles of Head of North American Specialists and Worldwide Head of European Paintings.

Mr. Doller has been involved in securing major sales of Impressionist and Modern paintings as well as American, Latin American and Old Master pictures. He has been a strong promoter of works by specific artists including Monet, Rodin, Tamara de Lempicka and Rembrandt Bugatti.

Mr. Doller works with international collectors and has been instrumental in the sale of major works by Rembrandt, Turner, Matisse, Picasso and Warhol whom he worked with until his untimely death. Over the years he has sold works for most major United States museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art, the Kimball Art Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC.

He has been involved in the auction of paintings from the Estates of Walter P Chrysler Jr, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, Pamela Harriman, and Andy Warhol, amongst many others.

In addition to serving as Senior Auctioneer for Sotheby’s, Mr. Doller volunteers his time at charity auctions and has regularly served as auctioneer for benefits throughout the United States. Mr. Doller is currently a member of the Board of Directors of USTA Foundation, the foundation arm of the United States Tennis Association.

Benjamin Doller has successfully completed the coursework and examination in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

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